Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Treasures from shopping with Friends ~ and Weigh in Wednesday is back!

Hi friends,

Hope you are all having a wonderful day! It’s beautiful here! The sun is shining and the birds are singing and you can bet when you see all I bought last Saturday you will know just what kind of mood I’m in!

Lets start with my treasures from Primitive Blessings!

A medium sized nest.


A peat pot nest!

(Look at the wall… I spy a kitty paw print in the paint! Bad kitteh! lol!)


SO cute! Pam made these. :)


A huge nest! Loved this!


Wrapped in pretty willow.


And I promptly took it in the kitchen to the bowl I bought it for. Love it!


Bad kitty!!!! No nomming Mommy’s nest!




Sniff sniff.


Three little nests that I’m going to put in my year round tree.


Some more faux mercury beads and rice lights for my feather tree.


Eggs and feathers.


7 little nests for my tree and peat pots.


Eggs for my nests in my tree.


These three adorable potted herbs!


I bought specifically to go in this from last weeks thrifty Thursday. Cute right?


And lastly my free gift from Pam for shopping!

Three cute little nests…


And two YUMMY votives!


On to North Shore…

I got this hanging candle holder for my quilt rack.


I removed the dresser from the bedroom and hung this up instead. Not sure how I feel about it yet… time will tell. I still need to decorate the shelf.


And this sweet little pear pin keep. :)


I placed it on this shelf in the hall with 2 other pin keeps I have. I am really getting into unique pin keeps.   (and I don’t even sew! HA!)


So that’s my hoard from shopping day!



I’m bringing back Weigh in Wednesday. Some of you will remember I did this last year and you can click to the left to find those posts. But now I’m encouraging my fellow weight watchers gals to join with me. If you don’t want to share your weight… you don’t have to. But you can share how much you lost with the rest of us on Wednesdays! I know for sure there are 5 of us on it right now… and I net there are more! Having encouragement and sharing is a great way to have the support you need to keep at it. I would love to support anyone who needs it! I will be your cheerleader if you will be mine. :)

I’m going to go WAY back to my last weigh in on April 6, 2011 and we shall start there. 

Ideal Weight: 115

Starting Weight Jan 3, 2011: 145 Pounds 

Weight on April 6, 2011:  130 pounds 8 ounces (Got lazy again.)

Weight on January 9, 2012: 150 Pounds (Yikes!!!)

Current Weight: 139 Pounds

Total lost so far:   11 pounds

Woohoo!!!! 11 pounds in 6 weeks!

I started the gym back in December and started on Weight Watchers January 9th. I’m pretty happy with where I am headed with my weight loss. If I can keep on track I should be close to my goal weight by June.

That’s all for today!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Patti said...

All your nest are just too cute. I just love them all. Its hard to have a favorite. Looked liked you had some good help with the painting. Love the paw print.

Anonymous said...

I love all the birds nests and eggs you have. Reminds me of spring and Easter, I can't wait for warmer weather. It will be nice to get outside and work in the yard. Sounds like you gals had a great time shopping and visiting.
Enjoy your evening
Country at heart

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Carmen,
I love everything that you got...all those nests are just too cute!! My sister said that last night her cats took some of the eggs out of the nests that Pam gave us as our gifts. She still hasn't found them. Naughty kitties!! LOL...
Congrats on losing 11 lbs!! You know I will be here to cheer you on. I'm so excited that I lost 5 lbs on my first week back to Weight Watchers.
Hope you are having a great week so far.

Traci said... I'm going to start calling you the Nest Hoarder, LOL... great goodies.

And WAY 2 GO on the weight loss, keep up the good work!

Hugs, Traci

Merry Wind Farm said...

Carmen, I love all your new goodies. Good luck with the little eggs in the nest and your kitties ...hahaha! I bet you come down in the morning to find missing eggs! I had a bowl of walnuts once up on the mantle, and I'd go to dust it and ... one missing, then two missing. Didn't find them for years when I moved the corner cupboard out!

Angela said...

Hi Carmen, I so thought about you girls on your shopping trip. That is one I would have loved to gone on. Maybe one day. Love your Spring finds. Nest and eggs are my favorite. Love the little peat pots too. That candle holder looks great with your quilt. Congrat. on your weight loss. That is great. Have a great thrifting thursday.

earlene said...

Hey Carmen I like that quilt rack there! The new candle holder fits perfectly.

Ann said...

Carmen, Good for you on the weight loss. I really need a motivator to take off about 10 pounds - I'm going to be following your progress, it may be just enough to prod me along.

Good luck with the nests, grass and feathers. I tried all and because of my rotten 2 beasts had to give them all up. Bad Cats! ~Ann

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Whoa Nelly....lots of birds nests and are going to have a full tree.
I love the color of the eggs...such a pretty blue.
Your kitties like to check out all your new things too - can't bring anything into our house that it doesn't get examined.
Good for you with the WW....I think it's one of the most easy and fun ways to eat better. Works for me.


April said...

All your nest put me in a Spring Mood!! Love the quilt lamp!! and congrats on the weight lose! :)
I may start doing a weigh in on my blog.. The doctor is riding me to eat better and lose weight. I have about 60 pounds to go!! If you get a chance visit me!!!
April In Alabama

michelle said...

Love all them nests girlie!They will look so cute on your tree!Cant wait to see!Have a great night sweetie!Big hugs michelle

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful collection of nests and eggs!!!
I love your quilt lamp!
Congrats on the weight loss ~ you go girl!
Prim Blessings

Tolentreasures said...

All you nests are so cute. Love all the eggs also. Wish you could come here and just decorate for me. Congrats on the Weight loss! I have one more weigh in at WW to hit the Lifetime goal. Yesterday was five and hopfully next week, I will hit it. Still would like to take a little more off after that, but for right now, have to stay the SAME for one more week.
I'll be following along!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Good morning Carmen! Love all your new goodies! I like your idea of a Wednesday weigh-in....and perhaps being accountable to you and others, it will spur me on to get my buns in gear! I will try it!
Thanks for the inspiration sweetie!
Wishing you blessings for your day!

Raggedy Creations said...

Awesome goodies Carmen. Good luck with your weight loss.


Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Carmen,
Wonderful treasures!! Love all those nests!!
Congrats on your weight loss!! I need to get busy myself!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the goodies you got on your shopping trip with the gals..and kudos on the weightloss..keep it up..:)

Mary said...

Hi Carmen, Love all your new nest, especially the one with the willows. Can't wait to see them all decorated in your tree. Sounds like you gals had a lot of fun on your shopping spree. sure wish I lived closer. Congrats on your weight go girl! I sure wish it was as easy coming off as it was to put it on.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs Mary

frontporchprims said...

Congrats on 11 lbs. Good job Carmen. I love, love, love the eggs and the nest. I am going to make something like this myself for my front entry way. Your shopping hoard looks great displayed. I am glad you had a good time. -Steph-

TheCrankyCrow said... me my nests and eggs....Must be the Robin in me...or maybe the crow. ;o) Congrats on the weight loss....Woo Hoo! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin